Station News

What's new at WKAR Public Media, mid-Michigan's source for PBS, NPR, and award-winning original shows for television, radio, and online.

Group cutting ribbon
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

ATSC 3.0 Technology Combines Broadcast and Broadband, Expanding Potential for Education, Mobility, Emergency Alert Systems, Telemedicine and More

'Serving Up Science’ from WKAR and Michigan State University explores the reasons behind the recipe and offers tasty tips on your favorite foods

Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

More than 1,500 fans and friends joined WKAR and Abrams Planetarium at the MSU MoonFest in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11.

Meet Mary Ellen Pitney!

Jul 25, 2019
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

WKAR's Morning Edition has a new addition: it's the voice of Mary Ellen Pitney. Let's get to know her a bit with a quick Q&A:

The news team at WKAR Public Media has been honored with a national PRNDI Award for 2018.

"MSU's Moment of Reckoning," an hour-long radio special, was awarded second place in the News/Public Affairs category for Division B stations by Public Radio News Directors Incorporated.


WKAR Public Media staff and associates at Michigan State University have been honored with four Regional Emmy® awards by the Michigan chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Behind "Making the Grade in Michigan"

May 30, 2019
Robin Pizzo

Last month, WKAR received a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for its series Making the Grade in Michigan.

Marge Mooney | Station Profile

May 30, 2019
Marge Mooney

Marge Mooney | Television Assistant Program Manager | Find out what it takes to be a Television Assistant Program Manager here at WKAR! 

portrait: Mary Ellen Pitney
Northwest Public Broadcasting

WKAR listeners will soon hear a new voice delivering their trusted local morning news and information. Mary Ellen Pitney will join WKAR as the Capital Region host and local producer for NPR's Morning Edition on 90.5 FM WKAR at Michigan State University.

Dr. Rob and Curious Crew cast members looking at ballon
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

WKAR Public Media at Michigan State University has received six regional Emmy® nominations, as announced today by the Michigan Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

WKAR is a PBS affiliate serving Michigan's capital region.

Programs from WKAR receiving recognition include Curious Crew and Curious About Careers.